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Sugar-sweetened beverage taxation in the Region of the Americas

This publication provides economic concepts related to the economic rationale for using sugar-sweetened beverage taxes and the costs associated with obesity; key considerations on tax design including tax types, bases, and rates; an overview of potential tax revenue and earmarking; and responses to frequent questions about the economic impacts of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation.

Resource Information

Date

February 9, 2021

Author

Pan American Health Organization

Type

Evidence Summary, Report

Setting

Cafeteria/Canteen, Community-at-large, Grocery/Retail, Recreation Centre, School, Workplace

Age

Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64)

Topic

Chronic Disease Prevention, Healthy Weight | Obesity, Sugar-Sweetened Beverages or Energy Drinks

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial, National, International

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